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Thabo Sefolosha out sick for Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Starting guard Thabo Sefolosha will miss the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night because of flulike symptoms.

Coach Scott Brooks said before the game that James Harden would take Sefolosha's place in the starting lineup.

Reserve Daequan Cook, who missed Monday night's game at Dallas with flulike symptoms, was expected to play against Portland.

Sefolosha also missed the second half of the Dallas game because he was feeling ill. Brooks said no other Thunder players were sick.

Sefolosha, who is considered Oklahoma City's defensive specialist, is averaging 5.3 points in six starts this season.